The Kickstart Scheme

What is Kickstart? 

Covid- 19 is causing all sorts of challenges.   It’s a tough time, but the Kickstart scheme is a great way for businesses and young people in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire to get back on their feet.

It’s a £2 billion fund to create thousands of high-quality, six-month work placements for young people to give them a stepping-stone to future work and the confidence they need for the future.

Employers are being called on to put forward placements for enthusiastic 16 to 24 year olds and get fully funded in return.

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How does Kickstart work?

Employers can get funding for their costs to host a young person in a placement for 6 months, as well a training fund of up to £1, 500.  It’s all about helping them to get the skills and get the experience they need to move onto sustained employment after their placement.

When you offer a work placement, you’re giving a young person facing real barriers to employment the confidence and skills they need to start their career.  It also means an injection of new enthusiasm, imagination and innovation into your business.

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